Friday, May 30, 2008

A Bit More Good News

Whenever I see the adoption agency's name on our caller ID, I get so full of hope. Her voice on the other line sounded upbeat and I anxiously awaited to hear the words. She told me that we received our LOI and I was ready to jump up and down and scream "Thank you Jesus". Right as i was assuming the position to jump and taking in a deep breath to exclaim my gratitude, she said that dirty three-letter word: "but..." Ah, I felt the wind leave my sail, the ton of bricks fell upon my head, my heart sank like the titanic, okay, you get the idea. She continued "but you don't have your confirmation numbers or travel dates." Oh! I was so close to have that joy I've been awaiting for the last two years! Regardless, I am happy that we got 1/3 of the puzzle. I have hopes that we'll be leaving June 6th (our date we were last told) or soon thereafter. I hope to be posting again in the next couple of days telling you our dates. :)

Monday, May 26, 2008

Weather in Shymkent, Kazakhstan

The waiting game....

I'm still waiting on our LOI. I doubt very much I'll get it today because I imagine our adoption agency will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday. So tomorrow would be the earliest I'll get it, and it's only 11 days until they "think" we'll be leaving!!! Uuuuuggghhhh! Try to buy plane tickets to half way around the world with a little over a week's notice. NOT cheap. Anyhow, please pray for us and pray for the timing of this adoption to work out. I'm praying hard for the judge to have favor on us and to grant the adoption without any second thought.  We're also praying for discernment that when we see her for the very first time we'll know without a shadow of a doubt that she's ours. :-)

Thanks for your prayers and love, I hope to be blogging a LOT more as things develop.

Three red shirts

We had  a wonderful time visiting with our daughter-in-law Kristin. She's 4 months pregnant and is glowing!  She's going to be giving us our first grandchild! I'm going to be a pretty young grandma, hopefully HE (or she) will think I'm super-cool. So when Kristin was in town, she, my daughter Martina and I went to Whole Foods Market and gave out samples of my homemade chicken noodle soup! It was a hit as always, people asked for me to sell the soup! We sell the chicken to make their own soup, but they want the shortcut. To the right you will see a picture of Martina, Kristin and me. We had  a lot of fun. We were representing our farm, Pike Valley Farm.   In case you don't know, we raise and sell organic pastured chicken, beef, pork, turkey and sometimes eggs (when we're not out of layers).